Sunday, September 6, 2020

Grid card tutorial

Hello Craft Friends,

I hope you have enjoyed my previous grid cards.
I got some questions on how this card came about,
so here is a tutorial:
What do you need:
cardstock for your card base
design paper
and the grid printed out (you find it HERE)
a square paper punch
(mine is 6/8 inch or 1,7 cm)

double sided tape
foame tape

About the paper punch: see what you have
and you can ajust the grid to the punch you have.
I printed out several grids, to find the right size
for mypunch.

Punch out 18 squares to fill the grid.

Use glue to add the squares to the grid.
For the border you have to cut the squares diagonal 
before adding them to the grid.


Next I used Michael Strong's large dragonfly stamp.

I stamped with versamark and then I embossed the image with white embossing powder. Then I cut out the dragonfly. For decoration I used a few sticky gemstones.

Assemble all the layers and leave the wings to fly free.

If you do not like to make square cards, you can cut the grid to a rectangular size.

Here the result of a rectangular card.
The 4 corners are a little smaller than half a square,
but after glueing, it is easily cut of.

For decoration I used Michael Strong's mini
dragonfly stamp. I also embossed these.

Here the finished card with the dragonflies with
their wings free from the card. I decorated all the 
dragonflies with one dark purple sticky pearl.

Hope you got some inspiration for
 some cards of your own design.

Thank you for looking,
stay safe and
keep crafting!


Rosie Guiher said...

Thanks Hetty, your cards are so pretty!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Great tutorial Hetty, I haven't got a square punch but I do know I have another way LOL. Gorgeous cards.
Faith x

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is so gorgeous.

aussie aNNie said...

Always such beautiful creations from you, this is lovely. ♥

kiwimeskreations said...

A beautiful pair of cards Hetty - and thanks for the additional information on using the grid. Love how you made it into an oblong too!
Stay safe

Fikreta said...

Gorgeous card!